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Relating to the Veterans Benefits

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a monthly publication that serves healthcare professionals working in the Department

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and U.S. Public Health Service.


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Veterans groups oppose Choice program expansion

The stand, by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and others,

places the groups squarely in the corner of VA Secretary Bob McDonald.


Vets Groups Rally Behind Bill to Let VA Provide In Vitro Fertilization

A dozen veterans groups and support organizations are rallying behind legislation

that would enable the Veterans Affairs Department to offer in vitro fertilization

services to veterans with wounds and injuries prevent them from fathering children.


Federal Investigators Fault VA Review of Texas Wait Times

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel released a statement this week saying

the investigation of scheduling manipulation at several Texas VA hospitals and

clinics by the VA's Office of Inspector General "failed to appropriately address"

whistleblower allegations. It found, for instance, that the VA substantiated that

improper scheduling occurred at facilities in Austin and San Antonio

but didn't address whether that may have endangered public health and safety.


Your VA Claim
If you haven't figured it out by now,
it's time to realize you're involved in a giant paper shuffle
and this IS NOT a spectator sport.
Put down your gun
and pick up your keyboard.
The battlefield has changed.

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Obama pledges more help for veterans

President Obama pledged Monday to make good on his promise to

transform the Department of Veterans Affairs and said

he would "dramatically improve" mental health aid.


Veterans claim verbal abuse,

rights violated at Augusta VA Hospital

Two veterans have made allegations that their rights were violated when they

were admitted for treatment at the VA Maine Healthcare  facility in Augusta.  

Both veterans say that when they tried to file complaints,

those complaints got lost in bureaucracy.  


Vietnam vets push VA to link bladder cancer to Agent Orange

The Army vet has filed three claims with the agency, most recently in 2014,

since a doctor told him the cancer was likely tied to the toxic herbicide.

Each time, even as he found additional doctors to vouch for the link between

his cancer and his service, the VA rejected Eller’s claim, arguing there was no proof.


Study: Veterans waiting to seek care may be slowing VA system

Nearly three of every ten veterans report they have delayed seeking

medical care, which researchers suggest may be slowing

down the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' ability to serve them.



Here's how to replace military

service records and awards

Army veterans and retirees

who served on

active duty or in the reserves 

and their family members 

are eligible to receive a

variety of service-related

documents for free.

It's just a matter of knowing how.



Did Contractor Drop the Ball on VA Benefits?

Retired service personal in dire need of VA benefits would not be cheered

by the allegation that a contractor hired to review the cases of thousands

of Vietnam veterans for exposure to Agent Orange may have denied benefits

in spite of obvious need, all because the contractor was less

than thorough in reviewing cases, or so it has been alleged.


Verified abomination: That's the VA

Today's VA more appropriately stands for “verified abomination”: Wait times

haven't improved. Records are still being fudged to cover up delays. The worst

VA players are demoted, not fired. And shredder-happy benefit centers,

including one in Philadelphia, are destroying pertinent patient records.


VA hospital to family of Vet who died in

their care: 'We made a mistake'

Fifteen months ago, Robert Fields died at a VA hospital

and his family still doesn't know why.


Memphis VA Has 4 Suspicious Deaths On Its Hands
There are four suspicious deaths in the spinal cord wing of the

Memphis Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), according to

two new complaints to the Office of Special Counsel (OSC).


Agency faults review of wait times at Central Texas VA hospitals

The U.S. Office of the Special Counsel is faulting reviews of wait times

at VA hospitals in Temple, Austin and San Antonio.



Vets rapidly losing 2nd Amendment gun rights

Behind the scenes, US military veterans are afraid they are being

specifically targeted and are quickly losing their 2nd Amendment rights.

According to one group, in over 150,000 instances, they already have.


Has the VA Deprived You of Your Second Amendment Rights?

NRA Wants to Hear From You!

As we have reported several times in the past (including here and here),

the Veterans Administration (VA) has been reporting to the National Instant

Criminal Background Check System (NICS) the identities of its beneficiaries

who have been assigned a “fiduciary” to manage their benefits. The

VA claims that such determinations constitute an “adjudication of mental

defectiveness” under federal law, thereby prohibiting the

beneficiary (presumptively for life) from acquiring or possessing firearms.


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Military separation pay impact on VA compensation

Under federal law, until veterans pay back their involuntary separation pay, they

can have their VA disability compensation withheld. After 31-year-old Marine veteran

Tim Foster received a 50% disability rating from the Department of Veterans Affairs

in January, he was shocked to discover the compensation benefits would be

withheld until May 2016. The reason, Foster explained to Task & Purpose, is that

he received $30,000 in involuntary separation pay from the Marine Corps when

he was forced out in August 2014, due to personnel cuts. Foster said he

accepted the separation pay, not realizing he would have to pay it

back if he filed for disability. And he isn't alone.



George F. Woodruff

Soldier – Sailor – Author – Patriot

As a solid member of “The Greatest Generation”, George has served in two wars in two different

branches of the service; U. S. Navy in World

War II and U.S. Army in the Korean War.​ 

In May 2014, George became a resident

of the Trinka Davis Veteran’s Community

Center in Carrollton GA. This book tells of

his journey through this amazing VA

facility and will remain here until….

Just Before Taps



Do You Believe That VA May Have Destroyed
Your Files Or Vitally Important Documents?

You need to speak with a veterans law attorney today!

​IG Report: VA Has Been Shredding Documents
Needed for Veterans' Claims


​Department of Veterans Affairs investigators conducted spot checks at 10

veterans benefits offices around the country and came to a disturbing conclusion:

The VA has been systemically shredding
documents related to veterans' claims --

some potentially affecting their benefits. VA - OIG Review of Claims-Related

Documents Pending Destruction at VA Regional Offices 2016 We found VBA’s

controls were not effective to prevent VARO staff from potentially destroying

claims related documents. We identified 69 of 155 claims related

documents improperly scheduled for destruction, which

staff at 6 of the 10 VAROs had not properly

associated with veterans’ claims folders.



VETERANS

 If you believe you were improperly denied entitlement to reimbursement of 
medical expenses incurred for emergency medical services provided 
at non-VA medical facilities from December 27, 2010, through December 31, 2011
you need to speak with a veterans law attorney today!

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Veterans Affairs Improperly Rejected Vets'

Emergency Medical Reimbursements

The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims recently held that the Department

of Veterans Affairs had been using an invalid regulation since 2009 to deny

reimbursement to veterans for emergency medical costs incurred

outside of the V.A. health care system.

UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS

CLAIMS NO. 14-0957 RICHARD W. STAAB, APPELLANT, V. ROBERT A.

MCDONALD, SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE.

On Appeal from the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Decided April 8, 2016)



Senate Caves To All Of Union’s Demands

on Veterans Affairs Firing Bill
All of a federal employee union’s objections were removed from a Senate bill

designed to help the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) discipline bad

employees, making it politically easier for the bill to pass,

but indicating it may not be doing the very thing it’s supposed to.

Unqualified VA doctors performed 25,000 TBI exams

The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to contact nearly 25,000 veterans

nationwide to say they’re entitled to new exams for

traumatic brain injuries, known as TBI’s.


VA benefits system lacks accurate audit logs

The Veterans Benefits Administration established the Veterans Benefits

Management System as a technology platform to eliminate the backlog of

veteran compensation claims by transitioning from a paper-intensive

claims process to a digitized system. VBMS has reportedly made

progress in reducing the backlog, but remains subject

to the limitations of the department's legacy systems.


Veterans complain about VA services

One veteran told of a horror story when he sought medical help

through the Veterans Affairs Heath Care System.



Report: VA Shred Thousands of Documents Needed to

Process Healthcare Claims For Waiting Veterans

Despite scandal and national embarrassment after thousands of vets died

while waiting for healthcare, the Veterans Affairs Administration isn't improving.

Wait times are longer now than they were two years ago and according

to a new Inspector General report, VA workers have potentially shredded

hundreds, maybe thousands, of pages needed to treat and fulfill

benefits to veterans who have made healthcare claims.


Documents found in shredder after Nevada

veteran’s family denied burial benefits

A new inspector general’s report says the VA Reno Veterans Benefits

Administration Office inappropriately put claims-related documents in

shred bins, affecting burial expenses that one veteran’s family was entitled to.

In another incident, IG staff found three medical documents were destined

to be shredded without proper signatures. “Had we not discovered these

claims-related documents, Reno VARO staff would have inappropriately

shredded them,” according to the 26-page IG report Thursday

about shredding practices at 10 VA regional offices.



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VA Form 21-0966 - Intent To File A Claim


VA Form 21-526EZ -  File A Claim

Disability Service Connection

Secondary Service Connection-Increased

Disability Compensation-Temporary

Total Disability Rating -

 Individual Unemployability -

Compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151 -

 Special Monthly Compensation -

Specially Adapted Housing/Special

Home Adaptation Automobile 

Allowance/Adaptive Equipment -

Benefits Based on a Veteran's

Seriously Disabled Child


VA Form 21-0958 - NOD

​Notice of Disagreement

The first step to appeal


VA Form 21-534 EZ

Application for DIC, Death Pension


Change of Address


TDIU Annual - VA Form 4140


VA form 21-686c

Declaration of Status of Dependents

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